The Draft Ben Carson for President Committee has created a new super PAC that is ready for action if or when the retired pediatric neurosurgeon announces his candidacy.
The 2016 Committee registered with the Federal Election Commission in December with Vernon Robinson, a conservative political activist and former congressional candidate, is listed as the designated agent, BuzzFeed is reporting
Robinson is the current campaign director for the draft Carson PAC, and he says that The 2016 Committee will go into action when Carson announces his candidacy.
"The 2016 Committee is the name of the committee that will operate upon Dr. Carson's announcement," Robinson said.
The PAC will essentially be the Draft Ben Carson for President Committee with a new name and new mission.
"Only two things are going to change," he explained. "A, the committee will not have 'Draft Ben Carson' in its name. And B, it won't be drafting him because he'll already be a candidate."
While Robinson said that he can't confirm whether or not Carson is definitely planning to run, he said that there are "big indicators that he's going to run, but I don't have any more inside information than anybody else does."
"We're staying ahead of the game," he added.
Carson told Newsmax
Friday that he plans to announce "before May 1st" whether or not he will run for president.
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